Back to School – Elementary Edition

  1. Secret wash button down (On sale! And don’t forget to use the daily discount code to get even more off! Styling tip: roll the sleeves for a more casual, ready-to-play look.)
  2. Roll-cuff linen shirt (On sale!)
  3. Classic pique polo (Similar style for less here)
  4. Slim-fit shorts (On sale! Comes in other colors too!)
  5. Canvas shorts (On sale! Similar style for less here)
  6. Striped belt (On sale!)
  7. Breaker shorts (Similar style for less here)
  8. Adidas sneakers (Similar style for less here)
  9. Basket-weave slip-ons
  10. Boat shoes
  1. The cold-shoulder bow top (Similar style here)
  2. White denim jacket (On sale!)
  3. Turtle grosgrain belt (On sale!)
  4. Chambray embroidered dress (Don’t forget “cartwheel shorts” underneath.)
  5. Floral dress (On sale! Similar style for less here)
  6. White scallop shorts (Similar style for less here)
  7. Espadrille (On sale!)
  8. Pompom sandal (Similar style for less here)
  9. Studded sandal

I know we say it every year, but how is it already the end of summer?! That said, I was so excited when my friends at North Shore Newsletter asked if I could create some back to school looks for elementary school kids for their monthly newsletter! NSNL was founded by two local Chicago North Shore moms and is truly THE one-stop shop for information on local activities and local haunts that keep the North Shore bumping! #FindYourFunNS 

Before you start stocking up on those fall/winter staples, get inspired by these looks to dress your kid for their first day! It’s always fun to get them a little more dressed up than normal, so they can kick off the school year with a good first impression! And you know you want them looking photo fresh for your Instagram account #firstdayofschool 😉

While I’ve included several options (and price points) from larger retail stores, here are a few more of my favorite boutique brands that specialize in classic style: Busy BeesBella Bliss, and Elephantito (I love their quality shoes). Lastly, for affordable, yet cute school/play clothes, I recommend Zara, Gap (make sure to use the daily 40% off code at checkout), and Cat & Jack (Target). Another idea is to check out the sales at Ralph Lauren and Janie And Jack (sort “price low to high” and filter by size to find deals like this).

Enjoy the end of summer!

xo,

Marina

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